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Latest Kartchner Caverns State Park Stories

Harsh Arizona Cave System Home To Hardy Communities Of Bacteria
2013-11-22 10:41:07

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Kartchner caverns in southeast Arizona are famous for their spectacular limestone rock formations, created by groundwater seeping and dissolving bedrock compounds over thousands of years. For all their beauty, the caverns are extremely harsh environments with no sunlight and precious little water and air, and have shown very few signs of life – until recently. Amid the quiet and the dark, an entire ecosystem of hardy...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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